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Self awareness


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Self awareness

  1. 1. EMPOWERMENT THOUGH SELF AWARENESS  Knowing your strengths, weaknesses, vulnerabilities, thoughts and feelings is a big step towards knowing who you really are.  Self awareness is the key to preventing the emotional drama that guides your reactions to situations and other people. 1Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  2. 2. Self-Awareness Improving Interpersonal Relations with Constructive Self-Disclosure/self awareness. 2Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  3. 3. Concept of Self  All of us have different images of self. We see ourselves in some way smart, slow, kind, cooperative, lazy, meticulous or shrewd, one can pick up any number of adjectives to describe oneself.  It is the „I‟ behind the face of the mirror, the „I‟ that nobody knows fully.  The self is the star in every act of communication. 3Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  4. 4. Self I INTELLIGENT SMART MOTHER LAZY 4Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  5. 5. Importance of self concept  A person‟s self-concept affects his way of relating with others.  A strong self- concept is necessary for healthy and satisfying interaction.  A weak self-concept on the other hand often distorts the individual‟s perceptions of how others see him, generating feeling of insecurity in relating to other people. 5Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  6. 6. Conflict of Self-concept  Each human being is several selves. He lives in the role of father, husband, businessman, executive, player and so forth but if there are conflicts among any of these roles discomfort arises.  Such conflicts bring with them dynamics as tensions, guilty feelings  We tend to resolve these conflict based on our personality orientations. 6Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  7. 7. Self-Awareness  Awareness of self does not emerge in an individual at the time of his birth or any particular stage of his or her lifetime.  It gradually develops from its initial stages into more and more complex form.  It does not accomplish any final form in the course of human life. 7Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  8. 8. Self-Awareness I „As an agent, the Experiencer‟ Me „as a socially formed object Self- Awareness 8Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  9. 9. „I‟-the Experiencer  „I‟ is an agent, the experiencer.  This component of self emerges and develops in a mutual relationship with the individual‟s environment.  The individual experiences himself or herself as an entity, separate from the world through satisfaction and dissatisfaction of his or her basic biological and social needs. 9Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  10. 10. The „Me‟- the experienced  „Me‟ is a socially formed object.  „I‟ is the spontaneous and acting component of the self, the „me‟ is the reflexive and evaluative component.  While the acting self focuses on the present and the future the reflecting self turns back towards the past to evaluate its own action.  The evaluation of one‟s action is social rather than an individual process. 10Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  11. 11. FREUD THEORY ID EGO SUPEREGO 11Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  12. 12. Steps to Awareness  Self-Examinations  Self-Expectations  Self-Direction  Broadened Perceptions 12Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  13. 13. Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08- 13 The Johari Window: A Model for Self-Understanding  Model considers that there is information ◦ you and others know ◦ only you know about yourself ◦ only others know about you ◦ nobody knows
  14. 14. Public Arena Open Blind (spot) Bad Breath Hidden Avoided Private Unknown Unconscious JOHARI Window: An Interpersonal Communications Model KNOWN TO ME UNKNOWN TO ME KNOWN TO OTHERS UNKNOWN TO OTHERS 14Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  15. 15. The Four Panes of the Johari Window  Open  Blind  Hidden  Unknown 15Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  16. 16. Open Area  Represents the “public” or “awareness” area and contains information that both you and others know  Information that you don‟t mind admitting  Gets bigger over time as relationships mature  A productive relationship is related to the amount of mutually held information 16Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  17. 17. Blind Area  Information about yourself that others know but you are not yet aware  Others may see you differently than you see yourself  Effective relations strive to reduce this area  Open communication encourages people to give you feedback 17Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  18. 18. Hidden Area  Information that you know that others do not  Private feelings, needs, and past experiences that you prefer to keep to yourself  If this area is too large, you can be perceived as lacking authenticity 18Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  19. 19. Unknown Area  Information that is unknown to you and to others  Areas of unrecognized talent, motives, or early childhood memories that influence your behavior  Always present, never disappears  Open communication can expose some of this area 19Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  20. 20. Johari Window  The four panes are interrelated  Changes to one pane impact the size of the others  As relationships develop, the open area should grow 20Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  21. 21. Public Arena Open Blind (spot) Bad Breath Hidden Avoided Private Unknown Unconscious JOHARI Window in Groups: Ideal KNOWN TO ME UNKNOWN TO ME KNOWN TO OTHERS UNKNOWN TO OTHERS 21Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  22. 22. IDEAL WINDOW  The size of the arena increases as the level of trust in the group increases and the norms that have been developed for giving and receiving feedback facilitate this kind of exchange.  As a consequence there is less tendency for other members to interpret or misinterpret. 22Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  23. 23. Public Arena Open Blind (spot) Bad Breath Salad Teeth Hidden Avoided Private Unknown Unconsci ous JOHARI Window: Interviewer KNOWN TO ME UNKNOWN TO ME KNOWN TO OTHERS UNKNOWN TO OTHERS 23Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  24. 24. Interviewer  The large façade in window no 2 show that a person does ask questions himself but do not feedback to the group. 24Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  25. 25. Public Arena Open Blind (spot) Bad Breath Salad Teeth Hidden Avoided Private Unknown Unconscious JOHARI Window: Bull-in-a-China Shop KNOWN TO ME UNKNOWN TO ME KNOWN TO OTHERS UNKNOWN TO OTHERS 25Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  26. 26. Bull in the China shop  The person maintains his level of interaction primarily by giving feedback but soliciting very little.  His participation style is to tell the group what he thinks of them, how he feels about what is going on in the group but does not entertain any feedback on him. 26Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  27. 27. Public Arena Open Blind (spot) Bad Breath Hidden Avoided Private Unknown Unconscious JOHARI Window: Turtle KNOWN TO ME UNKNOWN TO ME KNOWN TO OTHERS UNKNOWN TO OTHERS 27Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  28. 28. Turtle  It represents the person who does not know much about himself, nor does the group know much about him. He may be the silent member or the observer in the group who neither gives nor asks for feedback.  He appears to have shell around him which insulates him from other group members. 28Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  29. 29. WAYS TO IMPROVE/ EMPOWERMENT 29Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  30. 30. Constructive Criticism  Constructive criticism is a form of self- disclosure that helps another person look at their own behavior without putting that person on the defensive  Not the same as blaming 30Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  31. 31. Constructive Criticism  Skill that can be mastered through learning and practice  Replace “You” statements with “I” statements  Request changes “in the future” instead of pointing out something negative in the present 31Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  32. 32. Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08- 13 Four Benefits of Self- Disclosure  Increased accuracy in communication  Reduction of stress  Increased self-awareness  Stronger relationships
  33. 33. Increased Accuracy in Communication  People can not read minds  Take the guess work out of the process  Reporting both facts and feelings improves accuracy 33Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  34. 34. Reduction of Stress  Emphasis on privacy and concealment of feelings creates stress  Sharing inner thoughts and feelings usually reduces stress  Stress symptoms can include ◦ high blood pressure – perspiration ◦ decline in immunization – rapid breathing 34Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  35. 35. Increased Self-awareness  Self-awareness ◦ The ability to recognize and understand your moods, emotions, drives and their effect on others ◦ The foundation on which self- development is built  Increases as you receive feedback from others 35Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  36. 36. Stronger Relationships  When two people engage in an open dialogue, they often develop a high regard for each other‟s views  Enhances awareness of common interests and concerns 36Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13
  37. 37. THANK YOU Attitudinal Empowerment/PNB/19-08-13 37